Obit: Rahm, Emery
William (1937- 2021)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Rahm, Ayer, Wolk, Keema, Klekas, Boxton, Mitev, Gurtner, Hansen, Hanson
----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 6/20/2021
Rahm, Emery William (2 July 1937 – 18 June 2021) With Flag
Emery William Rahm, age 83, of Colby, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021, at his home under the tender care of hospice with his family by his side.
Emery was born on July 2, 1937, the son of William and Lucille (Ayer) Rahm. He enlisted in US Marine Corp in 1955 and was honorably discharged. On September 13, 1958, Emery was united in marriage to Joanne Wolk at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Together they raised four children: Susan, Linda, Michael, and Keith.
Emery was a truck driver all his life covering 48 states. He started his own trucking company, Rahm Trucking, for which he was an owner-operator for over 30 years. Emery was the president of the Independent Truckers Association. Later in his career, he drove for Peterson Construction in Medford, Roehl Trucking’s granite division and Abbyland Foods. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle visiting friends and making new ones all over the United States and Canada. Emery also enjoyed hunting and was a tractor and train enthusiast. Together, Emery and Joanne wintered in Texas, Florida, and Arizona. Most importantly, he cherished his family.
Emery is survived by his wife, Joanne; his four children: Susan (Rick) Keema of Carson City, NV, Linda (Barbara) Rahm of Chicago, IL, Michael (Barb) Rahm and Keith (Lynn) Rahm both of Colby; eight grandchildren: Jordan (Amber) Rahm, Jeremy (Rian) Rahm, Brittany (Ryan) Klekas, Taylor Keema (Levi Boxton), Jace Keema, Chelsea Rahm (Kristian Mitev), Josh Rahm (Hannah Gurtner) and Audrey Rahm; eight great-grandchildren including Grace Rose and Paxton Emery. He is further survived by his sister, Sandy Hansen of Unity, nieces, nephews, other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment to follow at Colby Memorial Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends is from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
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